Hipcamp host Jaquelyn R.
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Spacious sites along the Winooski River. Camping at Onion River is respectful and kind, and we generally have loads of fun. Good people, walking trails, swimming access in the river, and gorgeous foliage. Open May-October

RV only area
Rv & motorhomes
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
Generators allowed
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 45ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Jaquelyn a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Off-roading (OHV)
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Onion River RV Campground in Vermont.

Forest
Field
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Waterfall

The vibe at Onion River RV Campground

Places to see near Onion River Campground

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Hipcamper Bryan
Bryan C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
November 3rd, 2016

Nice, grass covered sites with full hook ups are just a few steps from the river. The bathhouse is close (but not too close ;-) ) and has toasty hot showers. Lots to do on the property...but one of our favorites was walking up to the tree lined rail bed that used to carry trains all the way up to Canada. The tracks have since been removed, making it a perfect tree lined path for biking and hiking. The hosts are fun people and even provide free firewood.

Fall in camp!The coolest neighbors.Driving into the camping area, the RV campground is on the left and the rest of the campground is beyond it past the tree.  The river runs along the property off to the left as well.Morning coffee!
Hipcamper Aimee
Aimee C.
recommends this listing.
July 23rd, 2017

Onion River has a lot going for it. It's out in the middle of nowhere, there's an amazing converted train track trail through a beautiful forest, and a river runs right through it. They also have all kinds of parties and events there. That said, the camping spots are pretty tight, the bathrooms (which do have hot showers) are not particularly clean (especially if they had an event recently) and they might or might not have your reservation handy. It's small, privately owned, and in a lovely part of the country. Just don't expect what you'd get at a state-run campground. I was hoping it wouldn't be as crammed in here as it is. Granted, most sites aren't filled, but they could be, so you have to act like they will be. Tables and firepits are available, but you have to ask.

Hipcamper Dani
Dani S.
doesn't recommend this listing.
July 28th, 2019

A family hippie vibe, but not much privacy. It’ seems like a nice place for families and people who are super unfussy, but it wasn’t the right place for us. It differed a bit from the description- it was a place to lay our heads, but I wouldn’t stay again.

Hipcamper Scott

Good weekend camping...

Scott C.
recommends this listing.
June 17th, 2020

Positives: Sites along pleasant small river, open field nearby, water & electric on each site, dump station inside camp, clean, friendly host.
Negatives: Fairly busy roadway nearby with plenty of traffic noise, sites are VERY close together, water & electric hookup in awkward location. Vermont back roads are TERRIBLE.

Hipcamper Caleigh

Last minute stay

Caleigh C.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
July 6th, 2020

We were trying to find a place to swim and enjoy some privacy, the campground is large but the plots are closer together. The creek is awesome if you want to explore and bring water shoes but you will not be able to swim and access it without proper equipment. The hosts are really nice and let us pick our own spot. It was last minute and most of this lands on my plate because we read the summaries and didn’t do research beyond that. I think some rules changed in light of Covid as there were not bathrooms available or free firewood despite the description.

Hipcamper Jennifer
Jennifer W.
recommends this listing.
August 8th, 2020

Our spot next to the river was lovely, convenient, and exactly what we were anticipating. We had a great time and would definitely come back.

Hipcamper Elisabeth

Peaceful, until it wasn’t.

Elisabeth A.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
August 26th, 2020

Jacquelyn, our host was fantastic.
This issue was, she wasn’t there.

We were met by two (employees, later to learn they’re also “owners”) that had no idea we were coming in.

They led us to a “private spot by the river” that was lovely...

With the exception of the group if 7-8 PACKED campers, about 10 feet from each other (despite the wide open space); these are “apparently” the “regulars”.

This group was up until 1:30 am, (screeching kids went to sleep at 11) partying and reveling, crushing cans of Bud and smoking cigarettes... there was NO SLEEPING to be had anywhere with that noise...the Colorado River in spring couldn’t drown out that noise.

Twice we asked (yelled?) at them to quiet down, both times they “laughed” back at us.
At one point, I was pretty sure I heard the banjos from “Deliverance” playing in the background..

To our horror, we saw that the two “employee/owners” were among the party goers.

Finally called the hosts # at 1:15 am and she came down and broke up the party, while we slept fearfully that the group would circle the wagons around us when she left.

We packed up at dawn and looked for new “accommodations”,
The infield of a NASCAR track on race day had to be more serene.

Jacquelyn was wonderful, and professional.
Handled our issue with respect and promptly refunded our two nights.

Beautiful property. Indeed.
If you can safely cross the “tribal line” of the “regulars” and they keep the drumbeats down.

Hipcamper Jess
Jess V.
recommends this listing.
October 6th, 2020

Nice hosts were very friendly and helpful. Nice site and very quiet. Great walking trails.

Hipcamper Warren H.
recommends this listing.
August 6th, 2019
Hipcamper Cathy H.
recommends this listing.
May 29th, 2018
Hipcamper Amy M.
recommends this listing.
October 22nd, 2017
Property
Onion River Campground
State
Vermont
Country
United States
$30/night
1 Site

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